Sunday, July 15, 2012

Scripture of the Day - July 15, 2012

Exodus 20:25  And if thou wilt make me an altar of stone, thou shalt not build it of hewn stone: for if thou lift up thy tool upon it, thou hast polluted it.

God did not want the people to carve the stone. He didn't want any signs of human skill lest the people boast of their own mighty works. Gods ways are perfect and He does not need our intervention. This is a principle that is carried through right to the cross of redemption and our instruction of what to do to be saved. We don't have to perfect the Saviour's work. We don't have to alter God's plan of salvation for humanity but oh the proud heart of man thinks it must. The doctrines in the Bible are unhewn stones that we ought not lift a tool upon and pollute! How dare we think we should change what God has set, but we do. We break out our chisel and start chipping and trimming the gospel to suit our way of thinking... you don't have to repent and be baptized in the name of Jesus... sprinkle water on your babies and use His titles instead. The Holy Spirit was for back then not now, don't worry about that, just believe, that's enough, just say the sinners prayer and you're saved. And on and on we chisel and trim till what we have no more resembles the gospel of Jesus Christ, instead it has become the gospel of responsibility, no accountability, no obedience, no submission heaven! 
Would you choose to drink polluted water over pure water? Of course not! Then don't choose a polluted word over the pure Word.

~Mary Hynes~

Understanding What We Believe and
Growing in our Christian Faith
This short series by Pastor Tim Hynes will be held in the basement of 
Lighthouse of Hope UPC 161 Park Ave. Mount Pearl
Tuesdays at 7:30 pm
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Daily B.R.E.A.D.
(Bible Reading Enriches Any Day)
Today's Scripture reading - 2 Chronicles 18 & 19, 1 Timothy 2
Tomorrow's Scripture reading - 2 Chronicles 20 & 21, 1 Timothy 3 and Psalm 97

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